An over-stressed nervous system is a serious health concern. It has been linked to an increased risk of developing health conditions. These include heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and even reduced longevity.

Fortunately, there are ways to measure the effects of stress on the body. One of the most useful is Heart Rate Variability (HRV).

Which begs the question… how does HRV measure the effects of chronic stress?

HRV is a way to measure the changes in the time between each heartbeat. This can provide insight into the body’s response to stress as it reacts to threats. Sympathetic nerves trigger a “Fight-Flight” response, but threats are threats and so even lousy posture, bad food or money, and relationship issues keep the S-nerves working overtime. The Parasympathetic nerves calm down the Sympathetic storm. Analyzing heartbeats allows us to calculate the balance within the nervous system.

Random beat patterns affect the data and so the utmost care must be taken to ensure precise collection and calculations. That’s why the neuroPULSE™ equipment we use is so highly regarded.

With our neuroPULSE™, we have the technology in our clinic to perform the ideal, non-spinal test that confirms chiropractic’s impact on the health and performance of all patients from newborns to seniors!

Once you’ve measured your nerve system, read HERE for strategies to better balance your stress levels:

Dr. Derek Gallant has committed himself to helping others live the best life possible. After graduating from Wesleyan University, he received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life Chiropractic College West where he finished 2nd in his class. He is the owner of Beverly Family Chiropractic and co-founder of The Well Family Foundation. Dr. Gallant is certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) in the Webster technique, an analysis focused on assisting pregnant women in a healthy pregnancy and natural birth. He has inspired thousands of people to take control of their own health using the Life By Design method. Apart from full time practice you can find Derek at the parks and coffee shops around Beverly with his family, training hard at the gym, or at the beach surfing.

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